HyTrust Looks to Build Community Around Virtualization
HyTrust, which launched as a company in early April with the Enterprise Edition of its namesake virtualization management appliance, is rolling out a free Community Edition aimed at SMBs. At the same time, HyTrust also is making a push to create a community around its technology to enable information sharing among users and to speed up its own product development. HyTrust's technology currently manages VMware environments, though support of Xen and Microsoft's Hyper-V is on the way.A month after launching the company with a policy-based management appliance for virtualized environments, officials at HyTrust are now looking to build a community among its customers. HyTrust May 5 announced that it is releasing a free community edition of its namesake appliance, aimed at giving SMBs a cost-effective way to get into virtualization and cloud computing. The HyTrust Appliance Community Edition, which is designed to give users a central control point for managing and monitoring virtualized environments, also is a tool that enterprises can use to get started, according to HyTrust officials.
The free community version offers the same functionality and features as HyTrust's Enterprise Edition, but with limitations. For example, users can only have three protected hypervisor hosts.